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Oct 12, 2012 4:30am PDT
endeavour is on its final journey not airborne, but down city streets in los angeles. these are live pictures. more on this complicated journey. >>> first, this morning's tech bites. >>> samsung unveils smaller version of galaxy smartphone features four inch display, five mega pixel camera. runs on jelly bean. microsoft executive says the company plans to have 100,000 apps available by next february, 400 million people are expected to be using windows 8 by next summer. new leader in the pc market, china's company out sold hp in the third quarter. tough time as consumers are opting for tablets and smartphones. typical twitter user woman in her late 20s who shares details of her life with family and friends. 208 followers. background color the arteries of your dishwasher are constantly clogging up with grease and lime scale. use finish dishwasher cleaner every month to keep your machine in sparkling health. for shining results, finish dishwasher cleaner. on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more
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Oct 12, 2012 1:05am PDT
. >> shuttle he be daevr about to make its final move through the streets of los angeles. shuttle flew over the bay area last month and the trip to the final destination is just beginning. >> also here at popular coffee chain is facing bank situation. we have that story. >> came from the sea. large eyeball found on the beach. later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". the vice-presidential candidates face off as joe biden and republican paul ryan go head to head with only 25 days left in this race for the white house. our team of political insiders tells us who [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower choles
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
through the streets of los angeles. shuttle flew over the bay area last month and the trip to the final destination is just beginning. >> also here at popular coffee chain is facing bank situation. we have that story. >> came from the sea. large eyeball found on the beach. later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". the vice-presidential candidates face off as joe biden and republican paul ryan go head to head with only 25 days left in this race for the white house. our team of political insiders our team of political insiders tells us who >> new at 11:00. officers in santa clara killed armed man threatening his own father. they received 2911 calls about loud argument on monroe street late last night. officers arrived and helped calm the situation but as they were leaving the argument started up again. that's when they say the 41-year-old man cut himself with a knife and then made a threatening gesture toward his 66-year-old father. all 3 officers fired their guns. the son was killed. neighbor whose known the family for a decade says the father is distraught over his son's s
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
escaped with the help of his wife, police believe he wounded a los angeles county sheriff's deputy with a shotgun. king's county prosecutor says a sawed off shotgun and several shells were found in the car when arrested the burning question is what could have led the suspects to the home? do we know how these people ended up crossing paths? i can't discuss that at this time. >> i want to know why they picked this house. this court. why did they kill her? why couldn't you have tied her up? took the car? >> answers may come out as detectives begin to pool their information. they're investigating if the pair car jacked and robbed others traveling from southern california to northern california. in hercules, abc 7 news. >> fire investigators say an early morning fire does not appear sus spishus but was damaging. the fire started at 4:40 inside of the squat and gobble cafe. it spread to two businesses and adjoining building. two firefighters suffered injuries. it took crews four hours to contain flames. >> there is a deep building they thought they found the fire. they put out what they saw.
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
position. only los angeles is worse. the navigation systems maker found travel times are 29% longer during peak commute hours. avoid driving on thursdays if you can that's most conjested day in the bay area. >> i love questions like this, do you get wetter running or walking through the rain? that and other burning questions are part of a new exhibit at the tech museum. the tv show mythbusters is showing off zany experiments, -- the exhibit is geared for kids but like the show it piques adults' curiosity. >> you see a kid come up to the station and start experimenting and the adult watches and then they are like wait a minute i figured this out, get out of the way let me try this. >> here's one more test you can try that you can do at home, mythbusters opens tomorrow, geared towards young people many of whom have never seen a phone booth. >> i'm going to guess walking. you get wetter walking through the rain. >> oh you want the answer? i'll find that out and we'll give it to you after mike's weather cast. [ talking over each other ] >> if you you are out longer because you are slowe
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
abc 7 news at 6:00 recently retired space shuttle inching along in the streets of los angeles. we're live tonight as endeavor embarks on a slow l.a. road trip. >> i'm spencer christian. there are lingering clouds and sunnier days coming our way. i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up in just a moment. >> later tonight a possible new break through. the first time ever some paralysis patients are regabing sensation in legs.. >> next time your car breaks down call a mechanic that makes house calls. >>> this is a picture of the month. want to show you five pictures of the space shuttle endeavor inching along the streets of los angeles tonight on its way to museum where it will be on display. >> they're in the process of trying to move this on to some dollies. it's going to go over an overpass on the 40 5 freeway. they have to take it off the system it's been on. then a trick up truck is going to haul it over the 405 so they're in the process of making this transfer now. it's been at this location a couple hours. >> it's going to stay there for a little while longer to continue thi
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
. showers in the pac northwest. morning rain and thunderstorms in los angeles, vegas and albuquerque. severe storms with a chance of tornadoes around wichita, oklahoma city and amarillo. >> summer-like in the south, with 80s from dallas to atlanta. the midwest and northeast are cold and windy and in the 50s. mostly 70s, meanwhile, in the rockies. >>> coming up this friday morning, another space shuttle heads to its final home. >>> but first, something to irritate you on a friday. new evidence that banks are still tacking on plenty of fees. >>> and some welcome news about the airlines. it's all next. >>> welcome back, everybody. well, you better keep an eye on your bank statements. a new pew study says a dozen major banks are still not being clear about their checking account fees. and many are charging more for some basic features. sometimes the fees aren't listed on bank websites. but they're in those checking account disclosure statements that you get in the mail sometimes. the study says they actually run a median length of 69 pages. >>> well, the maker of mini-wheats has a not-so-small p
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Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
for nearly double the asking price. this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in a los angeles suburb has only been on the market for a couple of hours and already, take a look at this. dozens of realtors have stopped by to scope out this property for their hungry clients. so, what's behind this sudden crush? fewer houses for sale. compared to just a year ago, foreclosures are down that 16%. the last time the numbers were this low was before the recession hit. those days of all those cheap homes driving down prices are ending. >> we've clearly hit the bottom, and i think that's what everybody has been waiting for. >> reporter: but there's still a long way to go. many aren't moving because they owe too much on their mortgage and can't afford to sell at these prices. six years ago, the median home price was about $230,000. today, it's just above $187,000. whether oneita parker wins this bidding war or not -- are you going to put a bid on this one? >> most likely, yeah. >> reporter: her eagerness to buy is a good sign for homeowners everywhere. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >>> an
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Oct 23, 2012 4:00pm PDT
trailer for iron man three is out. watch it now on otrc.com. i'm rachel smith in los angeles. >> a judge on "dancing with the stars" thought one dance was so good, it knocked her off her feet. >> this sultry rumma earned a nearly perfect score. the judge soim pressed with the dance she couldn't contain herself, or her balance. take a look. >> oh, oh. >> carey ann got a big hug after the tumble. melissa ryekroft is back after suffering a herniated disc over the weekend. there will be no elimination because of abc news coverage of the presidential debate. the scores from last night and tonight will be added to next week's scores. i think that was her chair that tipped back. >> there is always some drama on that show. >> coming up the race for president getting more aggressive. how both candidates are trying to win votes during the final two weeks before election day. >> is this the future of driving? the government makes a move that could speed up process of >>> the debates are over. we're now just two weeks from november election, last night's debate focused on foreign policy. today
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Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. they bought this two-bedroom home in los angeles and plan to fix it up and sell it, fast, making a $50,000 profit. >> so this is the hallway that leads to the bathroom and the two bedrooms over there. >> reporter: this was the bathroom. >> yes. >> reporter: "was," operative word. just four months ago, this was a living room and the dining room. and you can see now this house is completely under construction, just gutted, but in a matter of just two months, it will be on the market and ready for sale. flipping homes helped fuel the real estate bubble, and it made for tv gold. remember all those shows? from "flip this house" -- >> let's get started. >> reporter: to "flip that house." >> one, two, three. let's get paid. >> reporter: today around the country, there are 25% more homes being flipped than last year, and sellers are walking away with an average profit of $29,000. of the houses that you're selling, how many would you say are housing that are being flipped? >> between like 25% and 40%. >> reporter: wow. but in this new generation of house flippers, many greedy speculators ar
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Oct 14, 2012 5:30pm PDT
neighborhood. abc's abbie boudreau is in los angeles. >> reporter: inching along at a mere two miles per hour, it's hardly the kind of high-speed chase we're used to seeing in los angeles, but it's just as much of a nail-biter. here the shuttle came within millimeters of hitting this street lamp. >> pretty amazing. >> it feels like i'm a part of history. >> reporter: "endeavour" has already made an incredible 25 missions to space traveling 122 million miles, but its journey on the ground has been a logistical challenge. just imagine trying to clear enough space for a 78-foot wingspan. that's half the width of a football field. the shuttle weighs 80 tons. that's the equivalent of 42 cars, so heavy that thousands of metal plates were used to reinforce the roads. nearly 400 trees had to be cleared from its 12-mile journey. even power lines were raised to make room for the tail, which stands five stories tall. >> and liftoff for the final launch of "endeavour." >> reporter: and after 25 dedicated years on the job, "endeavour" completed its 3-day, journey home to the california science center wher
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
sight on the streets of los angeles. there is a live picture of the retired shuttle endeavor. >> it's been a remarkable sight. and it's going two miles per hour but really it's just inching along and trying to force its way through these neighborhoods. you can see here from this view, it's on its way to a new home at the california science center to make its way from l.a.x. to the final resting place it had to make this journey on the ground here. you can see there are power lines, power poles and things in its way there along this journey. >> as carolyn mentioned a lot of trees had to be cut down in preparation. take a look at the people. it's such an odd sight. i mean, you can see crazy things in los angeles on the roadways but this has to be the most bizarre. look at the tight squeeze. imagine responsibility of having to drive the shuttle endeavor a little bit to the right. a little left. >> it's incredible. we're streaming this journey life and -- live and will be checking in on next half hour as well. >> you can watch forever and you'll have a chance to over two days.. >
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Oct 25, 2012 4:30am PDT
accused of shooting at a los angeles county deputy. >>> six were hurt in an overnight in san francisco. this morning they are in stable condition. the crash happened shortly before 10:00 last night on 18th and pennsylvania in the city's potrero hill neighborhood. the vehicle rolled over and ended up on 280. it closed one southbound lane of 280 and the mariposa off-ramp for a time but has cleared. >>> occupy oakland protesters plan to march on to frank ogawa plaza it was a year ago today police tore down their encampment, prompting violent clashes. 100 were arrested. today occupiers will does in all black and take over the plaza at noon followed by a march tonight at 7:00. police will let them go as long as it stays peaceful. >> criminal acts are not protected under the first amendment. our goal is to have a peaceful, successful event. >> what has happened in the past, obviously we all regret. but we are moving forward. >> city leaders say the plaza is the centerpiece of the downtown reviolate the mayor says they plan to move forward with 30 new business. >>> troublesome poll out for go
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >>> last night the president spoke to thousands at the nokia theater in los angeles after performances by entertainers. he marvels how they perform flawlessly, night after night but cannot say the same for himself. tahman bradley will have more on the latest poll coming up in 12 minutes. >>> fleet week wraps up today with tours of ships from the u.s. navy, coast guard and royal canadian navy. they start at 9:00 this morning, will draw big crowds until they close 4:00 this afternoon. weekend performances by the blue angels, plus america's cup and hardly strictly bluegrass festival drew massive crowds to san francisco and other smaller events. bart ridership hit record highs saturday there were over 319,000 riding bart, compared to the normal 200,000. it topped the record set in september of 2007 when the bay bridge was closed foreca three sporting events. >>> when the blue angels zipping along over the bay, do you know how close together they are? wings are 18 inch as part. -- inches apart. >> of course we had perfect weather. >>> cooler weather on the way. 45 santa rosa, 48 half moon
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Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
endeavour continues it's crawl across los angeles, and mail thieves on the loose in the east bay. the video [applause] >> major delays as the space shuttle endeavour slowly moves through the streets of los angeles. good evening. we begin with developing news. it's been quite a show in los angeles tonight. we're taking a live look right now as space shuttle endeavour ever so slowly winds through the city, more than five hours behind schedule. right now it's at the corner of crenshaw and martin luther king, jr. beloved it's been there for the past few hours. it's headed to the science center. the journey through l.a. has been tricky, full of tight squeeze, this one forced dream trimmers to trim branches. endeavour is now estimated to arrive sometime after 5:00 a.m. we'll track its progress. >>> tonight an east bay neighborhood is on alert after a series of mail thefts. it's happening in el cerrito. but neighbors have oned a vasmght surveillance video. sergio quinn tap na is live with the details. reporter: well, terry, there are some homes in this neighborhood that have and pretty
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Oct 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
ride. thousands line the streets of los angeles as the space shuttle "endeavour" moves to its retirement home. it's a 2-day, 12-mile trip, costing $10 million. we're live this morning, showing you what it takes to move a spacecraft when it's here on earth. >>> the bridal bandit. caught on tape. police are looking for a woman accused of ripping off a wedding gown worth 5 grand. and wait until you see who she has with her at the time. >>> and love lessons. taylor swift talks about her relationships past and present, in her most candid interview yet. what does she really think of john mayer? and did she really kidnap a kennedy? the country darling opens up. >>> do you want to repeat that on-air, dan, what you just said? >> i'm getting abused here. >> this is my jam is what dan harris said. >> even news anchors get a little emo at times, people. >>> with three days until the next presidential debate, team obama is soliciting celebrity help this morning. what role will bruce springsteen and morgan freeman play. >>> and is the attack in benghazi a potent issue for them. >>> police c
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
surprise, family guy creator seth mcfarland will host the 2013 oscars ceremony in los angeles. >> this will be the first time he's hosted. >> he made his directorial debut this year with ted which took in 420 million dollars at the box office. he also hosted the season opener of "saturday night live" last month. >> oscars will be right here on abc7 on february 24 . >> it is the first time he's been on an oscar stage. >> he looks glamorous. >> we know he has talent. >> he does. >> mr. glamour himself checking in on today's weather. >> spencer is upstairs. we have temperatures right now already in the 70s and 80s on our way to 80s and 90s. some 70s at the coast. >> have a great day.
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Oct 22, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, los angeles. >>> and coming up here, we know the songs he wrote. ♪ imagine all the people >> now imagine a lost song by john lennon. was it a masterpiece? that's next. you wouldn't want your doctor doing your job, hello... so why are you doing hers? only your doctor can determine if your persistent heartburn is actually something more serious like acid reflux disease. over time, stomach acid can damage the lining of your esophagus. for many, prescription nexium not only provides 24-hour heartburn relief, but can also help heal acid-related erosions in the lining of your esophagus. talk to your doctor about the risk for osteoporosis-related bone fractures and low magnesium levels with long-term use of nexium. possible side effects include headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. other serious stomach conditions may still exist. let your doctor do her job. and you do yours. ask if nexium is right for you. if you can't afford your medication, astrazeneca may be able to help. did you know that as we age our need for protein increases, yet many of us don't meet our daily protein needs?
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm PDT
demonstration. >> a man who plotted to blow up los angeles international airport will spend 37 years in prison. authorities arrested him in 1999. they say he drove a car full of plochlsives and was arrested in seattle. prosecutors said if he had carried out his mission, hundreds and maybe thousands of people would have died. the jents was a result of a lengthy appeal pros ses. >> tonight the caribbean getting pounded and residents are preparing for hurricane sandy. the storm made land fall in jamaica this afternoon. the airports are closed, cruise ships cancelled stops. a woman was swept away in river water in haiti. the storm headed for cuba now with projected path towards eastern u.s.. officials believe koit hit between va skpra maine by the end of the weekend. >> if you're undecided on how to vote on prop 32 next month it's probably because you're getting mixed messages bit. supporters say it will change the way business is done. critics is a it targets the influence of the state labor union. tonight nannette miranda sorts it out for you. >> capitol hallways are always jam packed with lobby
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Oct 24, 2012 4:00pm PDT
after a shooting spree in los angeles. the gunman remains on the loose. at this moment investigators are working two crime scenes, one is a home in downey. a woman found dead. the other is a safety safety business near by. a man and woman were killed. two others were also injured. a motive is unclear at this time. >> oaklanbç÷ mayor and business leaders touting their city's booming downtownv: restoration of frank ogawa plaza. >> it comes on the eve of the one-year anniversaryzázÑ# police dismantling the first occupy encampment on the same plaza. >> happening now city leaders celebrate a renaissance in the downtown area the lawn has been restored but the celebration comes a day before demonstrators plan to,0 reoccuy ogawa plaza on the one-year anniversary of police moving in on the encampment. nearly 100 people were arrested in what became a day and night of sometimes violent demonstrations. in oakland abc 7 news. >> right now hurricane sandy is pounding gentleman makea. it heads for land fall. airports are closed, cruise ships cancelled port stops. a curfew is now in place. the
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
airport security, but how about this one? a man getting on a plane in los angeles had in his checked bag knives, a club, smoke grenades, handcuffs and a hatchet. how did it happen? abc senior national correspondent jim avila explains. >> reporter: a lone traveler allowed to fly in a frightening getup from asia to california. yongda harris' flight suit? fireproof leggings, knee pads, a chinese knockoff bulletproof-style vest, all covered by the stereotypical long black trench coat. >> this guy is involved in some sort of delusion or fantasy that's totally inappropriate, obviously. >> reporter: in fact, sources tell abc news harris, carrying only a laptop, wore that vest through security in china. but was taken aside and questioned during his route through south korea and japan, then allowed to proceed to the united states. when he landed in los angeles, a customs agent noticed the unusual garb, checked his bag and police arrested him. >> he had a myriad of items in his checked-in luggage that raised a lot of suspicion. he had a gas mask, knives, handcuffs. >> reporter: still, it may surpr
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Oct 14, 2012 2:00am PDT
angeles. good evening. we begin with developing news. it's been quite a show in los angeles tonight. we're taking a live look right now as space shuttle endeavour ever so slowly winds through the city, more than five hours behind schedule. right now it's at the corner of crenshaw and martin luther king, jr. beloved it's been there for the past few hours. it's headed to the science center. the journey through l.a. has been tricky, full of tight squeeze, this one forced dream trimmers to trim branches. endeavour is now estimated to arrive sometime after 5:00 a.m. we'll track its progress. >>> tonight an east bay neighborhood is on alert after a series of mail thefts. it's happening in el cerrito. but neighbors have oned a vasmght surveillance video. sergio quinn tap na is live with the details. reporter: well, terry, there are some homes in this neighborhood that have and pretty sophisticated surveillance systems, and tonight we got an exclusive look at some video that one victim hopes will help catch a thief. >> here he is on the property. running up. past our car. has a cigarette in
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Oct 14, 2012 9:00am PDT
inching his way to its new home in los angeles at the california science center. this is a live look. you know the shuttle was supposed to arrive last night by 9:00, but it had to take a break. it started rolling again around 1:30 this morning and has since traveled another 8 blocks with roughly a mile and a half to go. now there's no single reason for this delay. it's the accumulation of a lot of small problems along the way. in one case a tree that planners thought would not be in the way had to be cut down. it has to be very carefully maneuvering around light poles as well. what you are looking at now is how endeavor made a much quicker pass through the bay area on september 21st when it flew over on the back of a specially-equipped boeing 747 on its way to l.a. >>> we have more developing news for you now. extreme athlete feel felix bumgarner is on his way to mike a skydive from 23 miles above the earth. and this was the scene as he launched from rosswell, new mexico around 8:30 this morning. he's inside a capsule being lifted by a 30 million tube pick foot helium balloon. the ju
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
in los angeles, crews battle a dangerous fire overnight in the echo park area. the building's roof partially collapsed, which forced firefighters to retreat and sent flames shooting into the night sky. a handful of firefighters suffered some minor injuries. but it is believed no one was inside the building at the time. >>> with that, we take a look at your wednesday weather across the country. another drizzley day from new york down to d.c. showers, meanwhile, in new england. thunderstorms in south florida. a shot of cold air in the plains and midwest. rain or even snowshowers from fargo to the northern great lakes. also, showers from san francisco to l.a. and san diego. >> 70s in sacramento and much of the rockies. 60s in the pacific northwest. mostly 50s in the midwest. >>> and when we come back this morning, labor pains at walmart. as worker protests against the giant retailer are growing. >>> the cyber attacks against major banks spread, with one major bank bracing to be hit today. >>> and then, the peanuts gang has a state at the movies. charlie brown and his pals are heading
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Oct 30, 2012 4:30am PDT
often than those who don't. researchers surveyed 2 1/2 high school stew tens in los angeles -- surveyed 2 thaw high school students . >>> screening for breast cancer saves lives. experts say it can cause more harm than thought. independent panel confirmed findings in the u.s. and other studies the panel says mammograms saves lives of 1300 women every year but at the same time 4,000 -- 4,000 women are overdiagnosed. >>> governor brown scheduled to speak at grand opening of space shuttle endeavour exhibit in los angeles this morning the craft is sitting at its new home. eight rifed there two weeks ago 17 hours -- it arrived there two weeks ago 17 hours after schedule. after 25 missions circling the earth 4700 times the final 12 miles from the l.a. airport to the science center proved to be some of the toughest crews chopped down 400 trees to clear the path for the endeavour. in a matter of hours nasa will update us on the rover mission to mars. curiosity is almost three months into its two year mission. it has sent back images and scooped up martian sand for analysis. if everything goes a
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
domestic workers. >>> this is in los angeles, apparently on city streets police chasing a vehicle there. >> looks like they are holding well back of the vehicle. had a green light there went through red lights earlier. dangerous situation as always on city streets. we will buy you more on this chase as it continues. right now a look at the weather. >>> this is happening after carmageddon two in los angeles ends. the bay area no place to avoid unless you don't like it hot then this is not your day. >> head to the coast, get in the water. where it is going to be cooler. spare the air means please keep your drying and knowing to a limited amount, -- and mowing to a limited amount, if you can. berkeley towards san francisco crystal clear air you could even see is -- even see sutro tower. lack of clouds means lack of radar returns even out to the coast we do not have clouds to contend with going to be great for flights arrival into sfo shouldn't be delays today 73 fremont, double checked it that's the actual temperature 48 half moon bay things are flip-flopped, the coast cooler everybo
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
making money and music right now in los angeles. the president arrived at los angeles international airport a few hours ago. he is takenning a fundraiser concert now and he will do the same thing tomorrow here in the bay area. the president's first event is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the interconstant anybody -- intercontinental hotel in san francisco. that's followed by a dinner and concert reception at the bill graham civic auditorium at 5:00. the fundraiser will include a performance by john legend. >> mitt romney campaigned in florida today. the sunshine state is a must-have for republicans to recapture the white house. today romney called any increase in the federal deficit immoral and promised to cut and cap federal spending spending and pe country on track to a balanced budget. >> you don't have to wait until november to vote. early voting in california starts tomorrow. by law vote by mail begins 29 days before the election and that's monday. you can also go to your county elections office and cast a ballot. >> all voters who applied to vote by mail will get their ballot. ele
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Oct 14, 2012 10:00am PDT
prosecutors of the biggest counties, los angeles and santa clara to make a modest common sense reform to three strikes law. people that have committed non-serious, nonviolent third strike crimes. we will change the permit you get a big sentence, punishment. but life sentences is what we are currently doing in california, i don't think it was intended when they passed the three strikes law in 1994 and it's not effective in reducing crime in california. it's overcrowding our prisons. u.s. supreme court has already ruled that our prisons are unconstitutionally overcrowded. >> cheryl: you have a button on your shoulder. marc klaas i remember your case. >> polly klaas was kidnapped and individual that was did it was violent offender had been out of prison for six months that prompted the three strikes law which was in fact a law before the people voted upon it eight months later. to say the intent was not known or unintended is i think is present possible preposterous. >> three strikes works. it works very well. you have 50%, you have half the chance to be a victim of violent crime than befor
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Oct 19, 2012 4:30am PDT
newscast. >>> los angeles police think an office in texas could hold key to dozens of unsolved murders by the manson family. according to "l.a. times" the investigation came to late during a legal battle to obtain taped interviews with manson follower watson. they were convicted of killing eight people in a plot to insight a -- to incite a race war. earlier this month federal judge in texas granted injunction preventing lapd from search ago office where the tapes are kept. >>> extreme athletes take over san francisco where you can see them all weekend for free. >>> google slip-up that cost the company billions. >>> break in campaigning for a night of laughs. you don't want to miss the jokes by president obama and mitt romney. >>> sea lion gets all-clear froms did. >>> we are going to see sunshine but it will take a while. 60s and 70s today, maybe 80 at livermore that will be the exception temperatures will be cooler than yesterday. heading into the great lakes 50s there, 70s along the eastern seaboard, 50s headed that way. mid to upper 50s around seattle and portland, 93 phoenix. chicago
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
over bush.4!zf[ç in los angeles last night musicians lent their support. mr. obama thanked the performers and threw in a not so subtle reference to his debate performance. >> the president: they perform flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: with the polls tightening the pressure is on vice president biden who squares off against ryan thursday night. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> senator feinstein has called for a federal investigation into record gas prices we are pail. today's report shows san francisco averages $4.74 for regular oakland and san jose $4.68. those prices are 50 cents a gallon higher than a week ago. the senator has asked the ftc for an immediate probe questioning whether the spike is related to supply. yesterday governor brown ordered smog regulators to allow cheaper winter blend gas to go on sale early to bring down the price. >>> they are cleaning up this morning around oakland city hall after 250 protesters went on a vandalism spree last night. they broke windows and damaged cars around 6 p.m.. the targets includ
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Oct 12, 2012 1:40am PDT
pacific northwest. morning rain, thunderstorms in los angeles, vegas, and albuquerque. severe storms, chance of tornados around wichita, oklahoma city. >>> summerlike in the south. 80s from dallas to atlanta. midwest and northeast are cold and windy. they'll be in the 50s. mostly 70s in the rockies. >>> well, some might say he has the face only a mother could love. the only problem with that, he's an orphan. >> but this baby walrus would not be alone. the 15-year-old named minnick. did i say that right? he was rescued off the coast of alaska, nursed back to health. now the new york aquarium in brooklyn taking him in. baby mitchic will get used to surroundings and then become part of the aquarium walrus exhibit next spring. very nice mustache. >> have to go see that. almost as good as yours, you don't have one. >> you let me know how the trip is. >>> coming up, surprising news in "the skinny." whitney houston's daughter bobbi kristina makes an announcement that will raise eyebrows. >>> big progress on the economic front. looks like the housing market is starting to bounce back. still
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
auditorium at 5 for fundraising concert. he spoke to thousands at the nokia theater in los angeles last night. he came on stage after performances. he says he marvels at how they performed flawlessly night after night but cannot say the same for himself, poking finance at his performance in the debate with mitt romney. more on the latest poll coming up. >>> fleet week wraps up today with tours of ships from the u.s. navy, coast guard and royal canadian navy. they start at 9:00 this morning, will draw big crowds. weekend performances by the blue angels, america's cup and hardly strictly bluegrass festival drew massive crowds to san francisco. bart ridership hit record highs saturday over 319,000, compared to normal 200,000. topped the record set in september 2007 when the bay bridge was closed for three sporting events. [ unintelligible ] >>> boy was the weather cooperating over the weekend. >> you cannot have asked for any better in terms of viewing blue angels. >>> definitely beautiful over the weekend nice to see san francisco and the bay area shine so much on so many different channe
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Oct 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
say they plan on price matching an -- as well. >>> crime rates in los angeles this past weekend the lowness months the police chief says the journey of the endeavour may have played a role, one million watched the shuttle as it crept along a 12 mile course from l.a.x. to the science center the chief says the it may have contributed to the calm times that fell obvious the city. >>> your voice, your vote, president obama and mitt romney square off in their second presidential debate. >> we go live to long island for a live report. >>> good morning. temperatures cooler this morning 58° downtown across the bay, also 58, after san jose light winds mechanism high pressure build to the north and east of us is what will bring a veryay, 70s coast, low to mi 90s inland. >>> 6:14. president obama and mitt romney squared off again in their second presidential debate at times the discussion turned contentious. t.j. winick joins us live from new york with a look at some of the night's heated moments. >> reporter: good morning. many on both sides call this a great debate. the stakes could not hav
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
carmageddon in los angeles, the sequel this weekend ended without a hitch. live look of the project that shutdown one of the busiest freeways in the world over weekend, i-405 reopened last night hours ahead of the 5 a.m. deadline. looking live, traffic moving. how often do you see that? the mayor declared it a success and l.a. drivers are packing the freeways to get to work without the dreaded carmageddon. >>> you may want to watch out around the coliseum tonight a's welcoming rangers, -- >> during -- [ unintelligible ] >>> 7:05 first pitch, about 70°, drop to 60 by the end of the game. let's talk about what is going on as far as clouds, do you see any? no not as we look from vollmer peak towards san francisco to sutro tower to the coast, absolutely nothing. live doppler 7 hd about the clouds, you don't have to worry about mist, drizzle, no rain, we can use it. these are latest conditions i just updated them, still 48 half moon bay, 50 santa rosa everybody else in the mid 50s to mid 60s until you get to fremont, still the warm spot at 73°, 60 monterey everybody else around the bay and
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Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
space shuttle endeavour has finally reached its final resting place in los angeles. here's the latest. reporter: it has been a long journey. near lay year in the making and space shuttle endeavour is finally here, arriving about 1:00 this afternoon. crews are make something final preps withpushing it the final few feet into its permanent home. >> mission accomplished and the space shuttle endeavour finishes its final vulnerable and for the master minds been the joiny it's a welcome sight. >> this is the first day i have breathed a sigh of relief because it's here. i waited eight hours yesterday and i was determined to come back today, and i finally got to see it. >> it's important for our city, and it's really fun to see all the kids' reaction. nice to be here. >> like, important to mankind that we know what it is, and how to get to see it and all that. >> after 25 missions, circling the earth nearly 4700 times, the final 12 miles from lax to the california science center proved to be some of the toughest. delaying the shuttle's profile by 17 hours. >> had to move in all different dir
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Oct 11, 2012 1:40am PDT
everyone to their feet. chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> i cannot -- can't wait. >> best one. christmas one. >> christmas one, he buys the tree. >> become part of the vernacular. something pathetic. it looks like the charlie brown christmas tree. >> update. speaks to the kids of today. >> they're going to have a challenge because, yeah, the kids today might find it a little slow. that's what made it great. different generation. >> we'll see something different. that's the new for this half hour. follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> on twitter@abc, use #wnnfans. we'll see you in a minute. #-wnnfans. we'll see you in a minute. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- the spotlight shifts. the vice presidential candidates are ready to spar tonight in their only debate. >> they'll go head-to-head over domestic and foreign issues. 26 days before the election. it's thursday, october 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, i'm john muller. >> i'm sunny hostin. paula and rob are off this thursday morning. we'll get to the high stakes vice pre
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
through los angeles the shuttle stationed at california science center. it will be on display free of charge. it will be the center piece of the new air and space wing taking about five years to complete. >> i can't wait to see that. >> so much more is ahead on the geents. >> yes. >> oh, my goodness. >> parade coming up on wednesday. >>> we continue to follow a major developing story. home coming of the san francisco giantsful they and world series trophy arrived at at and t park today. we'll take you back there live at 6:00. tonight a new angle on the richmond fire, turns out if chevron has to pay a fine, cities that were hit hardest will not get the money z a story only on abc 7 news tonight. recovery of a young woman who took a tragic fall in yosemite national park. >> world news is coming up next. i'm cheryl jennings. >> from all of us here, thanks for watching we're going live with you great pictures. that is the giants world series trophy and the team arriving back in san francisco a little bit before 4:00 this afternoon. >> look who is holding that. home run king of the series.
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
plane in los angeles wearing a bullet-proof vest, fire-resistant pants. his luggage packed with a smoke grenade, a gas mask and an arsenal of weapons fit for a horror movie. he's refusing to talk this morning. >>> the heartbroken parents of the 10-year-old who vanished on her way to school, speak out for the first time, as fbi agents swoop in on jessica ridgeway's home. dogs scouring the backyard for new clues to her disappearance. >>> developing now. a prostitution scandal rocking the famous new england town of kennebunk. a 29-year-old zumba finance instructor is charged, and found with a trove of video tapes. everyone there is bracing as police prepare to release her client list. >>> 50 cents, please. >> good grief. >> he's a good man, that charlie brown. so popular, he's headed back to the big screen with snoopy, lucy, linus and all his pals. why everyone's on their feet for "peanuts" right now. ♪ >>> and good morning, everyone. it may be raining outside. but that music puts you in such a great mood, doesn't it? >> it does. >> it brings you back. >> it sure does. great to hav
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
raising money. tonight in los angeles mr. obama will be joined by bill clinton at a fund-raiser, and the president continues to shatter records. he's nearly doubled the number of fund-raisers george bush held and has dwarfed his other predecessors. it's paid off. last month a new fund-raising record, $181 million in just 30 days. a total of 835 million breaking his own record of four years ago. mitt romney has raised at least $548 million, and here's what's remarkable, if both men had stayed in what's known as the public financing system in which they can't take huge donations but then get matching federal funds, they could have only each spent $135 million. that means the president has really raised six times what he would have been allowed if he had stayed in the public financing system. now, mitt romney is going to continue today to try and flip florida into his column. he has another appearance in port st. lucie a little bit later today. >> astonishing numbers, david, thank you. >>> we'll turn to the political showdown, not between presidential candidates, but rather cable tv heavywe
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
confronted one another, he does not believe either abortion or gay marriage. >> and there are "los angeles times" says recent graduates found cal campus a hostile place for jewish students saying a protest last february was one of several events that stoked hate speech. the spokesman says this is constitutionally protected speech. >> mitt romney is hoping his strong per fompl yens can put momentum on his side and a gallup poll shows the president in a four point lead no, nation wide poll has been done yet but several instant polls give romney a win by more than a 2-1 margin. both hit the campaign trail today. president obama spent the day in colorado and wisconsin and will be coming back next week for another fund-raiser. and tickets start at $100 going as high as $7500s. >> a national campaign passed through the bay area today this is is orered to inform voters and calls itself patriot majority usa, targeting billionaire contributors. they want to rally opposition to cal proposition 32. >> we like to advocate and support measures helping get funding back into education. but these people don't b
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Oct 23, 2012 11:00am PDT
california including huge pile-up on i-5 north of los angeles. the early morning accident involved nine big rig trucks. new video into the newsroom shows the scene shortly after the 3 a.m. crash. one driver was hurt, taken to the hospital. 400 gallons of diesel was spilled. expected to take several more hours to clear the roadway. >> in the sierra snow continues to fall blasting the higher altitudes causing traffic delays encouraging ski resort officials you are looking from heavenly valley resort. parts of i-80 closed off and on today between tahoe and truckee due to poor diving conditions. officials expect as much as two feet of snow on higher slopes. looking more like rain. >> skiers and snowboarders are looking -- [ unintelligible ] >> i think some of that is going to melt this happens every october. >> they are hoping to open friday. >>> 11:20, good morning. you can see from sutro tower looking to the east southeast towards oakland, some of the clouds are building up as we start to warm the atmosphere a little from south beach looking -- bull shot the way the bay bridge comes from
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
take a look at conditions tomorrow there is 75 in sacramento. 79 in lajs -- los angeles, here in the bay area, clouds pull back into the coast and there are low 60s at the coast. a lot going on tomorrow, here is the day planner, blue angels will be doing maneuvers in the sky. we'll see partly to mainly sunny skies and there is cloudy in early morning hours, we're looking forward to america's cup races that are between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. sunny skies and we'll see skies becoming cloudier. there is hardly strictly blue grass festival going on. cloudy in the morning and there are sunny skies into afternoon and mild conditions temperatures into low 60s and becoming cloudy, cool into evening hours, great day of weather and great day of activities. >> and just ahead a warning about an outbreak a rare form of meningitis. >> and a new tool that could help save newborn baby lives. the test making a real difference apparently coming up. >> and and a new solution to a card board moving box. newest innovation for the next move without that waste. >> and in the abc 7 newsroom coming up definite re
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Oct 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
component, allowing the temperatures to cool agent bit the beginning of the week. look at los angeles, once again 85 degrees, above normal. 76 in oakland. that's a few degrees warmer than yesterday. 73 downtown with 78 in san jose and down by the monterey bay we are looking at another warm day for gilroy. highs in the low 80s. breezy conditions in detroit, mid-40s, winds out of the north at so to 20 miles an hour. back home very little change and we're talking about temperatures coming down and then the rain moving in by wednesday. >> just in time for halloween to soak the kids and the candy. >> that's right. but it lacks like more of a north bay event and then looks like we will be dry again by next weekend. >> thank you, lisa. let's check out sports. this afternoon the raiders are in kansas city to play the rival chiefs. tonight in detroit you know the giants have an opportunity to sweep the tigers and win the world series for the second time in three years. last night the giants' pitchers shut down the tigers to go up 3-0 in the series. here's larry beil with the highlights in this morni
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
average price of gas has fallen to $4.67 a gallon, san francisco, los angeles and san luis obispo still have prices of $4.70, and higher, oakland and san jess yeah sitting at the state line after rinl there is why prices probably won't come down as fast as they went up. >> you can credit this man representing state independent oil marketers association for stopping gas prices from going higher. and he convinced them to let refiners release winter blend fuels earlier than normal and there is is that fuel merchants purchased expensive gas line. they have to sell that. >> and there is and it hasn't cut production since early august and the company says one unit will be out until the rest of the year. some worry that is a sign, but they are optimistic. >> market is adapted to that refinery. and further, gasoline demand between now, and december will continue to decline. >> they warn there may be the new norm incoming months. new global warming regulations and a fuel mandate taking affect, soon that, may drive prices back up. >> there is where we're asking to make sure we've studied them for
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm PDT
excited about finding black coral in the northern pacific ocean discovered only two years ago off the los angeles coast. >> pretty good. >> yes. >> it gives new mean together phrase pedal power. >> the device supposed to >>> as battle tight yenz we're seeing an effort to go after a group of voters. mark matthews is here now with the story its a big grp. and faveors democratic candidates. >> more concerned about the air. in the air war it's been all about women. >> voted for president obama last time. we just can't afford and this game in from the obama campaign. >> and roev wade was overturned. >> let me say it, i'd be tealited to sign that bill. >> the political action group move on piled on. >> he said he'd overturn roev wade. >> the president spoke in a woman's health event. >> i woman deserves equal p for equal work. >> mitt romney appears to be closing the traditional gender gap. abc news polling puts the presiden up by nine points but when you look at how that stacks up against romney's predecessors the gap looks pretty good against john mccain's 13% gap. laura peter is the head of
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Oct 25, 2012 1:05am PDT
competition. >>> a manhunt currently under way near los angeles after a pair of shootings left three people dead and two others injured. the victims are believed to be members of the same family. three were shot at the family owned fire extinguisher business in the city of downey. and the others at a nearby home. the survivors did not recognize the gunman and he does not appear to be a
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Oct 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
., to davenport, iowa, to denver, colorado, next he heads to los angeles to tape jay leno followed by a night rally with katy perry. the president overnights at 30,000 feet. logging more than 4500 flight miles total in just one day. romney has been trying to convince voters in the same basic eight battleground states that he has momentum. >> these debates have supercharged our campaign. no question about it. we're seeing more and more enthusiasm. more and more support. >> but so far the momentum that romney has described hasn't been enough to trump the simple math of this race. that even though polls show the race for popular vote may be a dead heat, the electoral map is in the president's favor. take a look. if the president picks up just three battlegrounds, ohio, iowa and wisconsin, he wins. what's more, he's also ahead in battlegrounds of iowa and new hampshire. now, look at romney, these are traditionally republican states, the ones he's expected to keep, he's also slightly ahead in battleground states of colorado, nevada, but even if he wins all four, it's not enough. obama still
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
bonnie and clyde went for anything but a steal. >> and a-litters recount to fans, in los angeles coming up, the important questions coming from leonardo dicaprio and his friends. >> and taking a look at the bay bridge toll plaza now, very smooth sailing for drivers making their way across the bridge towards san francisco and beyond. stay with us. abc 7 news >>> a couple celebrities are getting political with fan autos and today as big announcement, the oscar host. here is rachel smith with details. >> the 85th academy awards now has a face. show producers announced seth mcfarl ynd will be the next host. recently giving voice to the inappropriate teddy bear in the blockbuster ted and says this big is -- gig is an overwhelming privilege and wrote my thoughts were one, i will do my utmost to live up to high standards and two, i hope they didn't find out i hosted the charlie sheen roast. now to adele, the new voice behind 007. she co-wrote and performed the theme song and there is what is important to you in the ledge? >> -- election? >> for leonardo dicaprio, celebrities are all over this
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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the beat. ♪ love me do >> reporter: david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> their grandparents' music? oh, no. thank you for watching. we're always here at abcnews.com. "nightline" later. i'll see you again tomorrow night. good night. >>> tonight a changing of the guard in the catholic church. he's touched off dissenter autos in sacramento, nearly a million rural residents are getting a $150 a year bill for fire services. a new losses says that is illegal. >> an unusual homicide investigation tonight. the neighborhood dispute that led to the arrest of a 65-year-old man for the murder of his best friend. >> and abc 7 news coverage gets results and the reunion of a girl and her stolen puppy. >> here are the people who protested the installation today of the new archbishop for san francisco. a man opposing same-sex marriage. good evening, everyone, i'm carolyn johnson. >> his controversial stance on that issue made him a hero to some, and a villain to others. the 56-year-old was installed today as the new archbishop. and we're live with the ceremony, and the controversial. >>
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